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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%

Published 12/12/2019, 02:35 AM
Updated 12/12/2019, 02:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which rose 4.86% or 1090.0 points to trade at 23515.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) added 3.32% or 59.0 points to end at 1835.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:6857) was up 2.79% or 150.0 points to 5530.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332), which fell 4.54% or 30.0 points to trade at 631.0 at the close. Konami Corp. (T:9766) declined 3.56% or 170.0 points to end at 4610.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) was down 2.78% or 60.0 points to 2096.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2253 to 1265 and 253 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.86% or 1090.0 to 23515.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.21.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.22% or 0.13 to $58.89 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.49% or 0.31 to hit $64.03 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.55 to trade at $1477.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.62, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 121.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.062.

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